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Archive for April, 2013

Our Newspaper Debut

Posted in: Residential on April 25th, 2013

In case you’re thinking of throwing out this week’s paper – don’t. Peterborough This Week featured SRP Electric’s ad on page 8 of its Wednesday, April 24th issue, and we’re hoping it will give us even more opportunity to connect with readers like you. Since you never know when you might need an electrician, we encourage you to hold on to the ad, which also contains all of our contact details and additional sources of information.

For all of you Peterborough Examiner fans, we’re featured in there, too. Page C10 contains everything you need to know about us – who we are, what we stand for, and what we can do for you – plus contact information in case you wish to get in touch. We hope you’ll call us sometime soon. In the meantime, visit our website to learn more about our full range of electrical services.

On a more exciting note, if you live in the Peterborough area and wish to join our mailing list, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an iPad mini. More details can be found on our website.

We look forward to hearing from you!

SRP Electric official launch

Posted in: Residential on April 23rd, 2013


Where on Earth did April go? (belated Happy Earth Day, by the way). It seems like just last week we were digging out from under mountains of snow and ice…Wait–it was last week.

In spite of the recent mayhem, our team has been hard at work preparing for SRP Electric’s official launch. Our goal is to be your go-to source for all your residential, commercial, industrial or solar power needs. No matter what you’re looking for – whether it’s an upgrade, a replacement or an entirely new installation – SRP Electric’s courteous and knowledgeable team is ready and willing to help.

On Wednesday, be sure to look for our ad in Peterborough This Week (we’ll also be in the Examiner on Thursday). For those of you who prefer to read a little more, you can find us in the next issue of Business Advantage magazine, or online at

While other service providers may tell you they’re not your average electrical contractor, we at SRP Electric mean it. So the next time you decide to rewire your kitchen, give us a call and we’ll show you why we’re different.

For all your electrical needs, think SRPE.

Standby Generators: what you need to know

Posted in: Residential on April 23rd, 2013

On Friday, April 12th, the lights went out for 18,000 Peterborough Utilities customers, according to a recent article in the Examiner. Outside of the city, 150,000 Hydro One customers were without power as a fluke ice storm toppled trees and crippled power lines across the province. In times like these, your home can be affected in more ways than one.

Even if your house is a safe distance from the trees, inside, a sudden interruption in your home’s power supply can cause extensive damage. The contents of your fridge could spoil, wired electronics could short circuit, or your basement could flood if your sump pump malfunctions. Even if you were able to avoid any lasting damage to your home or property, now’s the perfect time to consider investing in a standby generator.

The basic purpose of a generator is to ensure that your home continues to receive power during an outage. Within a few seconds of a power failure, the generator senses the interruption and starts automatically. With a home backup generator, you can keep the heat and lights on and watch the storm’s latest developments on TV even if your neighbours are still in the dark.

SRP Electric’s team of dedicated electricians can help you choose the generator that is right for your home. Generac, which manufactures and distributes generators for residential, commercial and industrial use, offers a wide range of products whose outputs range from 800kW to 9MG, depending on the size of the load the generator is required to carry.

The decision to purchase a generator is an investment in your home’s future. SRPE’s electricians will arrange to have the unit installed safely and efficiently on your property to prevent you and your family from being left in the dark the next time a storm strikes.